Over the past few years I have noticed that many parents, educators, counselors, therapists and caregivers have been using breathing techniques to help calm those experiencing moments of anxiety. Medical science says that we were created with a natural stress response mechanism that helps us in times of danger and anxiety. However, when it is overused it can take a toll on our health. Breathing exercises are said to interrupt the stress response with a calming effect.

Recently, I have had to ‘breathe’ a time or two. I don’t suffer form anxiety attacks but I have had some difficult moments when I felt like the ‘wind’ was knocked out of me. There have been moments when I heard a calm voice from deep down in my spirit telling me ‘to breathe’. These were the moments when I lost control of my thoughts and allowed lies and negative voices to invade my space. I literally have had to breathe deeply and speak to my soul. Have you ever been there?

I have learnt to speak truth and life as I ‘breathe’. This is not ‘positive thinking’. I speak the word of God. Time and time again, I remind myself of who I am and whose I am. Agreeing with what God says in His promises has done wonders to settle my mind. More than ever I have been training my mind to focus on the greatness of the God who invites me into covenant relationship with Him. When He says ‘I am’…that carries a whole lot of weight. I intentionally shift my thinking away from my current circumstances [that’s never easy]. I focus on what the Lord has done in the past and what I know about His character. He is faithful, just, merciful, kind and delights in doing this journey with me. He is the giver of life, hope and peace. Nothing that comes our way is news flash to Him. So, breathe!

Have you been walking through some of those days? ‘Breathe in’ His truths. Agree with His promises. Quiet the noise in your head. Listen for His voice. Do what He says. Watch Him bring you back to a place of peace – even if the situations don’t change. ‘You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.’ [Isaiah 26:3] Eyes on Jesus, eyes off the circumstances!

‘I learned How to Breathe’

***Thanks for reading.’ Breathe’ today. ‘Like’, share and comment.

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

10 thoughts on “Breathe

  1. I know exactly what you’re talking about.
    I too have to breathe and speak the word of God to myself and it really makes a difference.
    Thanks for opening up to us. God bless

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    1. Real truth my sister. It works for me. Sometimes I think God allows us to be in these ‘spaces’ so we understand what others are going thru. Especially those who are ‘falling apart at the seams’. I have certainly become more compassionate and merciful.


  2. Thank you again for nailing it!
    I have had to be breathing deeper quite recently.
    May the good Lord keep us all.
    Thank God He knows our hearts and thoughts.

    Much blessings on your ministry.

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